• Maine Dec 27, 2020

    Maine EMTs Get Coronavirus Vaccine

    Emergency medical technicians in southern Maine are beginning to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said thousands of people have been vaccinated in the state, which is focusing its early efforts on front-line health care providers and residents of long-term care facilities. The York County Incident Management Team said it has started its…

  • influenza Feb 19, 2020

    Child's Flu-Related Death Is Maine's First This Season

    A child in Maine died has become the state’s first pediatric influenza-associated death of the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Lyme disease Jan 17, 2020

    Maine Had Record Number of Lyme Disease Cases in 2019

    Maine reported a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in, officials said Thursday. There were at least 2,079 cases in 2019, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported.It’s too early to say why the numbers grew last year. The numbers underscore the importance of taking precautions…

  • influenza Jan 8, 2020

    Influenza Now in All 16 Maine Counties, Health Officials Say

    Maine health officials say cases of influenza have been found in all 16 of the state’s counties and it is now considered widespread. In the current season that began in the fall and will last into spring, 90 people in the state have been hospitalized with the flu and 1,287 people have tested positive. The Maine Center for Disease Control…

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